Water level in Sabarigiri rises, orange alert sounded

The catchment areas of the State’s second largest hydro-electric project, Sabarigiri, registered incessant downpour during the past 36 hours leading to heavy inflow into the reservoirs at Kakki, Anathode and Kochu Pampa on Tuesday.

The storage position in the Kakki-Anathode twin reservoirs as well as the Kochu Pampa dam of the Sabarigiri hydro-electric project located in the upper reaches of Moozhiyar rose considerably on Tuesday.

The district administration here has announced ‘orange alert’, cautioning the people residing on either banks of the Pampa and

Kakkattar of a possible opening of the shutters of the Kakki dam, if the reservoir level goes up.

Kerala State Electricity Board sources at Moozhiyar told
The Hindu

that the chances of opening the dam shutters were very high as inflow to the reservoirs from the catchment areas continued in the

coming days too.

The Kakki and Anathode twin reservoirs recorded 93.14% storage as on Tuesday morning.

The storage level in Kakki on Tuesday morning was 981.46-metre.

Rainfall recorded in Kakki from 8 a.m. on Monday to 8 a.m. on Tuesday was 46 mm and that of Kochu-Pampa 21 mm, sources said.

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